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The Sacrifice Zone Screening & Waste Justice Panel Discussion

Waste Free Greenwich invites the Greenwich community to a free screening of The Sacrifice Zone, a 30-minute documentary focusing on the efforts of community activists to fight against environmental injustices in the Ironbound neighborhood in Newark, NJ, one of the most toxic communities in the country. Continue Reading →

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Greenwich Botanical Center Sustainable Living Series to Feature Julie DesChamps on March 10

The Sustainable Living Series kicks off with the virtual lecture, “Toward a Waste Free Greenwich.” This event will take place on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 from 10:00- 11:00am and is led by Julie DesChamps, founder of Waste Free Greenwich and member of both the Greenwich Academy and Greenwich Country Day School sustainability committees. Continue Reading →

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Merry, Bright and Waste Free Holidays

Merry, Bright and Waste Free HolidaysSubmitted by Julie DesChamps, founder of Waste Free Greenwich [email protected]

‘Tis the season for joy, traditions, celebration… and waste! Every year, between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, Americans generate one million extra tons of trash than the rest of the year. Bah humbug! Follow these top 10 tips to reduce waste for holiday meals and decking the halls for a merry, bright and waste free holiday season. 1) Plan mindfully. Continue Reading →

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Greenwich’s Voluntary Food Scrap Recycling Pilot Gets Under Way

The Town of Greenwich, in partnership with Waste Free Greenwich, Greenwich Recycling Advisory Board (GRAB) and Greenwich Green & Clean, announces the launch of the municipal food scrap recycling pilot on Monday, June 15, 2020. The drop-off food scrap recycling pilot is voluntary and free to all Greenwich residents with a permit to Holly Hill Resource Recovery Facility. Residents will collect food scraps at home in accordance withguidelines and bring them to the designated drop-off location next to the trash building at Holly Hill. The food scrap kits include a small bin you can keep in your kitchen, and a larger bin you can keep in your garage. You can purchase compostable bags to line the bin with. Continue Reading →

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DesChamps: ‘Pay As You Throw’ at Holly Hill Will Bring A Sustainable Future

“Over 40% of recoverable materials in residential trash are compostable organics, and this figure skyrockets to 68% for restaurants and 51% for grocery stores. …The majority of food waste from Greenwich businesses ends up on the tipping floor at a cost to taxpayers.” – Julie DesChamps, Founder, Waste Free Greenwich Continue Reading →

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Greenwich to Pilot Food Scrap Recycling in April

A new, voluntary, drop off food scrap recycling program is the result of efforts by GRAB and Waste Free Greenwich working with the Dept of Public Works and Conservation Commission for the pilot starting in April. Continue Reading →

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